‘Novak Djokovic will have the chance to take…’, says top coach

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Stefanos Tsitsipas recalled when, as an eight-year-old, he met Novak Djokovic at the Monte Carlo Masters. “See that walkway over there? The one next to the practice court. That’s where I met Novak Djokovic. He was quite young and it was my first time here. I have very pleasant feelings coming here to Monte-Carlo. I actually have a picture with Djokovic here when he was eight years old. My father told him that one day we will play together. He seemed crazy at the time, but here we are now. I have the photo somewhere. It’s in my house. I need to find it. There are no limitations in Novak’s game and we have seen it many times.” Tsitsipas will have a very busy tournament schedule as he is committed to Monte Carlo, Barcelona, ​​Estoril, Madrid, Rome and the French Open. “After a long period on hard courts, it’s been a while since I’ve been on clay. It was probably June of last year. It’s a different surface and with that different mentality. There are many things that I have to get used to. I feel confident and that my game has developed since last year. I’ve learned a lot of things and I’m glad I brought them into the clay court season this year. There are still some things to improve and adjust faster. I’ve said it many times, but the transition from hard to clay is the hardest of all. It’s a different ball game. You have to be more patient and as I said last year, it’s basically a game of chess. Having a great variety and knowing when to drop the line and stay on the court is very important.”

Nole Djokovic won 21 Slams

Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic talks a lot about his foal. He is also one of the only coaches in the top 10 to have such an important media attitude. Recently, he therefore made some statements to the Croatian agency Hina. In this interview, he reveals Nole’s true purpose. “I spoke with Djokovic the first time we met when he was nine. It was only when we were thirteen that we started working together. Now we have been working together for 18 years, which is a very long time. Each time, he repeated his desire to reach 30 Grand Slam tournaments. He will play for the next five years and will have the chance to take this step.”